Archive for August, 2007

2007/08/31 Lobbying Could Cause Legal Trouble for Microsoft

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Here is a story about Microsoft:



Lobbying Could Cause Legal Trouble for Microsoft

Posted by Zonk on Friday August 31, @05:00PM
from the keep-it-above-board-maybe dept.


Rob Isn’t Weird writes “In the wake of the exposure of Microsoft’s attempt to buy Sweden’s vote on OOXML and Sweden’s annulment of that vote due to irregularities, IBM’s Rob Weir points out that the fiasco could cause anti-trust worries for Microsoft. He quotes ALLIED TUBE & CONDUIT CORP. v. INDIAN HEAD, INC., 486 U.S. 492 (1988), which says ‘What petitioner may not do (without exposing itself to possible antitrust liability for direct injuries) is bias the process by, as in this case, stacking the private standard-setting body with decision makers sharing their economic interest in restraining competition.'”

Not good for Microsoft now is it?

2007/08/30 Can Apple + AT&T Shut Down iPhone Unlockers?

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

it has been deleted for the ads that were on it. sorry to have this happen.

Ryan Orser

2007/08/29 Hardy Heron Announced!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007


 Here is comes the Hardy Heron!

Ubuntu Hardy Heron Announced

Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Wednesday August 29, @01:58PM
from the limping-llama-still-to-come dept.

Jono Bacon, Community Manager for Ubuntu, has announced development on the next version of the popular Linux distribution name “Hardy Heron“. “Not only will the Ubuntu community continue to do what it does best, produce an easy-to-use, reliable, free software platform, but this release will proudly wear the badge of Long Term Support (LTS) and be supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop. We look forward to releasing the Hardy Heron in April 2008.”

Lets hope its as good as Dapper Drake!

2007/08/28 Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

I would just like to say: Happy birthday to Emily from her brother! that is all for today.

2007/08/27 Skype Linux Reads Password and Firefox Profile

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Here is a story from slashdot:

Skype Linux Reads Password and Firefox Profile

Posted by samzenpus on Sunday August 26, @11:40AM
from the to-send-better-ads dept.

mrcgran writes “Users of Skype for Linux have just found out that it reads the files /etc/passwd, firefox profile, plugins, addons, etc, and many other unnecessary files in /etc. This fact was originally discovered by using AppArmor, but others have confirmed this fact using strace on versions and What is going on? This probably shows how important it is to use AppArmor in any closed-source application in Linux to restrict any undue access to your files.”


That is all for today.

2007/08/26 No Post Today

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Sorry I am feeling sick so there will be no post today.

2007/08/25 FOSS License Proliferation Adding Complexity

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Here is a story about FOSS Licensing:

Posted by kdawson on Friday August 24, @04:51PM
from the do-what-i-say-no-me dept.

E5Rebel writes “Business is embracing open source like never before, but the effective demise of SCO’s claims against Linux doesn’t mean an end to licensing problems, an analyst warns. The debate on Slashdot seems to focus on the GPL and its virtues, but there are 1,000-plus open source licenses (according to analyst Saugatuck), and businesses face having to manage multiple licenses within a single open source product. What can be done to minimize multiple-license pain for corporate open source adopters?”


That is all for today.

2007/08/24 There will be no post today:

Friday, August 24th, 2007

I am feeling sick and cannot stop coughing so there will be no post today

2007/08/23 Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 5 Released:

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

To get the Tribe 5 CD of Gutsy go here

There has been a few technical difficulties since the router that was working on my network decided not to display the sites anymore. Sorry about that I have been out today getting a new router so now I can post on the site again.

Ryan Orser

2007/08/21 Benchmarking Power-Efficient Servers

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Here is a story from slashdot about Benchmarking Power-Efficient Servers:

Benchmarking Power-Efficient Servers

Posted by kdawson on Tuesday August 21, @10:22AM
from the fair-and-balanced dept.

modapi writes “According to the EPA, data centers — not including Google et. al — are on track to double power consumption in the next five years, to 3% of the US energy budget. That is a lot of expensive power. Can we cut the power requirement? We could, if we had a reliable way to benchmark power consumption across architectures. Which is what JouleSort: A Balanced Energy-Efficiency Benchmark (PDF), by a team from HP and Stanford, tries to do. StorageMojo summarizes the key findings of the paper and contrasts it with the recent Google paper, Power Provisioning for a Warehouse-sized Computer (PDF). The HP/Stanford authors use the benchmark to design a power-efficient server — with a mobile processor and lots of I/O — and to consider the role of software, RAM, and power supplies in power consumption.”

This sounds very good if you can try it out.